Originally published on the Sapling blog.
Do you sometimes wonder if your job as a human resource professional will become obsolete because of HR technology? This is a common concern, but it’s hard to imagine a world where humans will no longer be needed to manage the very human aspects of their organizations.
Recently, the World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group released a joint report that shared a glimpse into what the future workplace may be like. The report concluded that by the year 2026, as many as 1 million Americans will find their occupations have disappeared. Administrative and production jobs top the list of the most rapidly vanishing jobs. Those who are impacted will be forced to re-skill in order to stay marketable in a technology-driven workplace.